Our 20th Anniversary Kickoff Celebration

We will kickoff our 20th Anniversary at the beautifully renovated and historic Little Gem Saloon on Friday, May 5, 2017 during the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival! Doors at 7p. Show at 8:30p. Music non-stop upstairs and downstairs. Get your tickets right now HERE (you know it will sell out). See Kermit Ruffins, Dr.Michael White, Jason Marsalis, Henry Butler, Irvin Mayfield, Davell Crawford and more!  Come visit New Orleans!

Essential Mardi Gras Music

Carnival season is upon us. Mardi Gras Day is February 28. Got your music?

You need Nothing But A Party: Basin Street Records’ New Orleans Mardi Gras Collection. It’s 13 tunes from 7 of our artists. Four of them are Grammy nominees. Three are Grammy winners. Available everywhere cool music is sold.

Buy it on CD or by download from us

Jazzfest & French Quarter Fest

Jazzfest and French Quarter Fest have both made their lineup announcements!

Come visit New Orleans!

 

Our artists at French Quarter Fest:

Thursday, April 6th Dr.Michael White

Saturday, April 8th Kermit Ruffins

Sunday, April 9th Bill Summers, Jeremy Davenport

 

Our artists at Jazzfest:

Friday April 28 Kermit Ruffins and the Barbecue Swingers

Saturday April 29th Jon Cleary, Rebirth Brass Band

Sunday April 30th The New Orleans Groove Masters feat. Herlin Riley, Shannon Powell and Jason Marsalis

Thursday May 4th A Salute to Louis Armstrong feat. Hugh Masekela and Dr. White, Irvin Mayfield, Torkestra: The Great American Songbook ft. Germaine Bazzle, Kermit Ruffins, Clint Johnson and more

Friday May 5th Davell Crawford, Jason Marsalis

Saturday May 6th Dr Michael White with Original Liberty Jazz band feat. Thais Clark, Jeremy Davenport, Henry Butler’s Jambalaya Band

Sunday May 7th Kermit Ruffins’ Tribute to Louis Armstrong, Bill Summers’ Jazalsa

DON’T MISS Basin Street Records’ 20th Anniversary Kickoff at Little Gem Saloon on Friday, May 5, 2017 at 7p. Tickets available now. Click HERE.

“Spirit of Satch” Award to Basin Street Records!

The Satchmo SummerFest is this weekend in New Orleans and the Festival is honoring Basin Street Records with a “Spirit of Satch” award!

This is a great honor. There are few people that have graced our planet whose love has brought millions of people together. Louis Armstrong is one of them.  We work each day to help our artists follow in his footsteps.

Catch Jeremy Davenport and Bill Summers at the festival this weekend.

More info.

Our Best Offer Ever Returns (for a limited time)

Pick 6 or more CDs from our catalog with a total price of $90 or more and receive 33.3% off your order!  That’s just $10 per CD!  As always, if you buy 2 CDs or more, you’ll receive our free festival sampler CD and free US shipping.  Shop here > www.BasinStreetRecords.com/shop

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President Obama Wants to Hear WHAT?

President Obama spoke in New Orleans on August 27th, 2015. Check out what he wants to do when he leaves office. Here’s the beginning of his speech:

President Obama: “Hello, everybody! Where y’at? It is good to be back in the Big Easy. And this is the weather in August all the time, right? As soon as I land in New Orleans, the first thing I do is get hungry. When I was here with the family a few years ago, I had a shrimp po-boy at Parkway Bakery and Tavern. I still remember it — that’s how good it was. And one day, after I leave office, maybe I’ll finally hear Rebirth at the Maple Leaf on Tuesday night. I’ll get a chance to “see the Mardi Gras,” and somebody will tell me what’s Carnival for. But right now, I just go to meetings.”

Link to speech on C-Span: http://www.c-span.org/video/?327746-1/president-obama-tenth-anniversary-hurricane-katrina&start=25

Thanks for buying music

Thank you for buying our artists’ music. It’s what allows us to make more.

We just wrote checks to over 150 songwriters and their publishers plus checks for artist profits. Your purchase of music helps a lot of people and their families.

Recently read an article about streaming that posed the question “what other industry sells a product for an unknown amount of money and with no idea when they’ll be paid?”

Although we do have our artists’ music on the streaming services (for now) we do not know how much we get paid, and we have to wait for the consumption of the music to get paid. If that is the only way you consume our artists’ music, then that creates a huge cash flow problem for us.  I expect that model will in time eliminate our ability to make quality music.

If you love an artist or a label, buy their CDs, downloads, books, and vinyl.  Thanks!

2015 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

Basin Street Records at 2015 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival:

WEEKEND ONE

April

Fri 24 Henry Butler (Butler, Bernstein & the Hot 9), Davell Crawford

Sat 25 Jeremy Davenport

Sun 26 Irvin Mayfield, Rebirth Brass Band, Henry Butler (Tribute to Jelly Roll Morton), Jon Cleary, Bill Summers

WEEKEND TWO

April

Thu 30 “Rest Day”

May

Fri 1 “Rest Day”

Sat 2 Kermit Ruffins, Davell Crawford (Tribute to Fats Domino), Dr.Michael White

Sun 3 Kermit Ruffins (Tribute to Louis Armstrong), Jason Marsalis

 

See you in April and/or May at JazzFest!

Keep an eye on http://www.BasinStreetRecords.com/on-tour for all our artists’ dates.

Check http://www.nojazzfest.com for complete listings at Jazzfest!